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How to join our Gallery of Stars

The zodiac is represented in the 30 panels which sit above the Great Hall. Each star has been assigned a unique number, which you should quote if you want to choose a specific star or stars. Use the star map to view a graphic representation of the panels in detail and obtain the numbers.

You can use your donation to choose stars through our Online Shop, by using the application form, or by contacting us on 0131 624 6279 or email donate@nationalgalleries.org.

When donating to Gallery of Stars online, you can either choose a generic star by adding it to your basket in the usual way, or reserve a specific star or stars by noting the number of the star (e.g. A57) in the Promotion Code field when completing your online purchase.

In the event that your choice of star has already been taken, or the size of star does not match your donation, we will contact you either by phone or email to make alternative arrangements.

In recognition of your gift, your name will be recorded in the Gallery and on our website and you will receive your own beautiful handwritten certificate with an illustration of your star.

* A small star (£250) at £6.95 a month for 36 months. Print and complete the donation form, contact us on 0131 624 6279 or donate@nationalgalleries.org for more information about paying in installments.

Join our Gallery of Stars

The ceiling in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery's Great Hall has fascinated and inspired generations of visitors.

Now we invite you to place your name, or that of a loved one, in the Gallery of Stars for another generation. Celebrate the birth of a child, a birthday or remember someone special. This also makes a unique Christmas gift for the person that has everything!

You can support this extraordinary project from as little as £6.95 per month.*


  • Image of star

    £250.00 Small star

  • Gift Aid

    Gift Aid

    Gift Aid allows the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland Foundation to claim basic rate tax relief on your donation from the taxman, increasing the value of your donation significantly at no cost to you.

    Find out more about gift aid.


    I would like the National Galleries of Scotland and National Galleries of Scotland Foundation to claim Gift Aid on all donation and subscriptions that I have made past, present and future until I notify you otherwise.


    You must pay an amount of UK income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that the National Galleries of Scotland, the Foundation and all other charities and CASCs reclaim on your donations in the tax year (currently 25p for each £1 you give). If you pay less tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in a tax year it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

  • Image of star

    £500.00 Medium star

  • Gift Aid

    Gift Aid

    Gift Aid allows the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland Foundation to claim basic rate tax relief on your donation from the taxman, increasing the value of your donation significantly at no cost to you.

    Find out more about gift aid.


    I would like the National Galleries of Scotland and National Galleries of Scotland Foundation to claim Gift Aid on all donation and subscriptions that I have made past, present and future until I notify you otherwise.


    You must pay an amount of UK income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that the National Galleries of Scotland, the Foundation and all other charities and CASCs reclaim on your donations in the tax year (currently 25p for each £1 you give). If you pay less tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in a tax year it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

  • Image of star

    £750.00 Large star

  • Gift Aid

    Gift Aid

    Gift Aid allows the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland Foundation to claim basic rate tax relief on your donation from the taxman, increasing the value of your donation significantly at no cost to you.

    Find out more about gift aid.


    I would like the National Galleries of Scotland and National Galleries of Scotland Foundation to claim Gift Aid on all donation and subscriptions that I have made past, present and future until I notify you otherwise.


    You must pay an amount of UK income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that the National Galleries of Scotland, the Foundation and all other charities and CASCs reclaim on your donations in the tax year (currently 25p for each £1 you give). If you pay less tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in a tax year it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

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See our Star Map

An interactive way to pick your star.